Governance networks in politics

Dimitris Christopoulos*

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    In this chapter Dimitris Christopoulos provides an overview of governance networks in politics. Governance is examined both as a generative process to political structure as well as the product of political relations. The author outlines key parameters for capturing network properties of political action with a particular focus on political power and decision making. Of particular interest are the mechanisms through which agent relations affect power structures and the impact this has on governance outcomes. The key claim is that governance network topology is shaped by structural parameters, such as centralization levels as well as political structure, such as the rules of interaction among agents. The author argues that studies of governance ideally combine a focus on the quality of agent interactions, their political resources, resource transfers, power hierarchies, and actor values.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNetworked Governance
    Subtitle of host publicationNew Research Perspectives
    EditorsBetina Hollstein, Wenzel Matiaske, Kai-Uwe Schnapp
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319503868
    ISBN (Print)9783319503844
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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